PACE Math Screener Options

LISD Screener Test

Each year, Leander ISD provides 5th and 6th grade students in on-level math classes the opportunity to accelerate into PACE math through the "LISD MATH SCREENER TEST".


How and when is information communicated about the LISD Screener test?


Information about the screener test is communicated to students and families through their current year math teacher. A letter is sent home through on-level classes in April each school year. All questions and information can be directed to your student's on-level math teacher.


How are students selected?


All students who are in on-level math are allowed to sit for the LISD screener test. Information about the opportunity will be provided through your student's on-level math teacher. Those students who meet a district set standard and do not sign up for the screener will be invited specifically invited.


How does my child study for the exam?

The school does not provide students with study materials for the exam. Students who sit for the exam are to show that they already possess the knowledge and skills to display mastery on the advanced skills/learning objectives. The focus and approach isn't for students to study the content of the objectives, but to show what they already know. If students would like to review concepts or get a taste of the advanced rigor, students may choose to look at released STAAR tests online as well as the online study guides provided by The University of Texas located here CLICK HERE.


What if my student qualifies for the test and I do not want him/her taking it?


There is an opt-out option on the parent letter provided through math teachers.


What is the required score on the screener to move into PACE math?


The required score on the LISD Screener test is a 70%.


What if my child makes a 70% or better, but I do not want him/her to be moved into PACE?


Students will be automatically enrolled in the PACE class unless parents opt their child out of the class. The opportunity to opt-out of PACE math is provided on the letters that are sent home through LISD central offices.


How will my child's score be communicated to me?


Once tests have been scored, letters will be sent home through our LISD district offices. These letters will provide parents with information. Students who were not successful do have the opporutnity to re-screen over the summer during "New-To-LISD Pace Testing" window. Information about a second opportunity is provided by district in these letters.


I am new to district and want my student tested. What do I do?

On-level math students entering Grade 6 or Grade 7 who are either new to LISD or existing LISD students who would like to take the screener test a second time, may due so by attending one of the testing dates below:


TBD

- Location: Leander HS Room 1101

- Testing will take approximately 1.5 hrs.

- All testing materials will be provided.

- Parents may wait while their student tests or drop off and pick up upon the student's completion.

- A phone will be available for students to notify parents of completion.

- Test results will be mailed to student homes the week following the screener test.


TBD

- Location: Leander HS Room 1101

- Testing will take approximately 1.5 hrs.

- All testing materials will be provided.

- Parents may wait while their student tests or drop off and pick up upon the student's completion.

- A phone will be available for students to notify parents of completion.

- Test results will be mailed to student homes the week following the screener test.


All testing materials will be provided. Anticipated time for completion is 1 1/2 hours. To register, please visit the website HERE